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Sesame Street: Elmo Saves Christmas (1996)

Elmo Saves Christmas (original title)
TV-Y | | Family | Video
3:06 | Clip
Elmo wishes that it would be Christmas every day, but with the help of Santa's reindeer-in-training, Lightning, he learns that might not be such a good idea when he sees the future.


Emily Squires
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Maya Angelou ... Narrator
Charles Durning ... Santa Claus
Harvey Fierstein ... Easter Bunny
Kevin Clash ... Elmo / Benny Rabbit / Baby Natasha (voice)
Caroll Spinney ... Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch (voice)
Jerry Nelson ... Count von Count / Mr. Johnson / News Flash Announcer (voice)
Noel MacNeal Noel MacNeal ... Elf (voice)
Martin P. Robinson ... Mr. Snuffleupagus / Telly Monster (voice)
Jim Martin Jim Martin ... Elf (voice)
Fran Brill ... Zoe (voice)
Alice Dinnean ... Elf (voice)
David Rudman ... Baby Bear / Humphrey (voice)
Bryant Young Bryant Young ... Mr. Snuffleupagus' Back Half (voice)
Joey Mazzarino Joey Mazzarino ... Lightning (voice)
John Tartaglia ... Elf (voice)


Everyone on Sesame Street is cheerful (except Oscar the Grouch, of course) because it's Christmas Eve, but arguably no one is more excited then red, furry, little Elmo, who is determined to stay up all night and meet Santa Claus. Big Bird is saddened that Mr. Snuffleupagus is going to Cincinnati to visit his grandmother for Christmas, but he assures him he'll be back the day after. Elmo does manage this year, but is surprised when Santa gets stuck in the chimney. Elmo pulls him out, and he is frustrated at Lightning, a fast-footed young reindeer who hopes to pull Santa's sleigh one day, hiding in his bag of toys, which made it so big it couldn't fit through the chimney. After scolding him, Santa explains to Elmo that when he pulled him out of the chimney, he saved Christmas and offers him a magic snow globe which gives him three wishes (he picked it over a pink bear). After wishing for a glass of water,he wishes it would be Christmas every day. Suddenly, all the businesses are ... Written by Bloggers!

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Did You Know?


Although Ernie and Bert appear, they do not have any discernable dialogue despite Steve Whitmire & Frank Oz already being in the cast as Kermit and both Cookie Monster and Grover. See more »


Elmo: [Cookie Monster pretends to be Santa Claus to get Elmo's cookies] Ha ha ha! You're not Santa Claus, you're Cookie Monster!
[walks away]
Cookie Monster: Oh well, what the hey? Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
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Crazy Credits

The money that CTW earns when you buy our licensed products is put back into Sesame Street and other CTW educational Projects. THANKS FOR HELPING! See more »


Follows Sesame Street Jam: A Musical Celebration (1993) See more »


Keep Christmas With You (All Through The Year)
Music by Sam Pottle
Lyrics by David Axlerod
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I love it!
30 June 2006 | by DisneyxDweebSee all my reviews

Alright well I am 13 today and I got this movie around Christmas when I was 3 being elmo obsessed and I watched it every Christmas with my family. I love it. It is just so awesome. I used to love the songs and sing them all the time. Christmas is way better with Elmo. I loved the reindeer. I always thought that he was so cute. I also loved how elmo got the moobunny at the end. I thought that is was really funny and how one of the elves wore the mickey mouse ears because they wanted to go to Florida. And Grover with the Christmas trees and how after all of the tress are gone he uses a coat hanger and the sign. The same man kept coming back. I alo love the Easter Bunny with the eggs. Overall awesome Christmas movie.

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Astoria, New York, USA

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